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Opening statements are usually made from the word go.


Openings Set In Hobos Gang Trial Focused On Killings

CHICAGO (AP) — The biggest street-gang trial in recent Chicago history starts in earnest Wednesday, with months of testimony expected to provide a rare look inside the gangland activity fueling deadly gun violence in the nation’s third-largest city. 472 more words


Retterath trial begins

HAMPTON, Iowa – A jury has been seated for a North Iowa man’s attempted murder trial.

51-year-old Mark Retterath of Osage is also facing several sexual abuse charges. 133 more words


Prosecutor Accuses 'Hollywood Arsonist' Of Wanting 'America To Burn'

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A German national accused of setting dozens of fires in Hollywood, West Hollywood and the San Fernando Valley “wanted America to burn,” a prosecutor told jurors Monday. 424 more words


Opening Statements To Begin In Drew Peterson Murder-For-Hire Trial

CHESTER, Ill. (AP) — Opening statements are to begin in the murder-for-hire trial of Drew Peterson, the former suburban Chicago police officer accused of plotting to kill the state’s attorney who prosecuted Peterson in his third wife’s death. 112 more words


Fullerton City Council Plans Closed-Door Session As Kelly Thomas Wrongful Death Trial Begins

FULLERTON (CBSLA.com) —  Fullerton’s City Council has scheduled a last-minute closed-door meeting with its lawyers Monday morning, the same time that a court trial is supposed to begin in a lawsuit filed over the 2011 death of transient Kelly Thomas  at the hands of Fullerton police. 470 more words